What follows is the first video-interview we made to Mr. Mario Ritaldi. He is a sixty-two-year-old pensioner, who speaks with a nice and clear accent that leaves no room for doubt as to his Roman origin.
After a short self-introduction, Mr. Mario will tell us what happened to him during a visit to the “Pincetto”, the old part of the Verano cemetery in Rome. He had a bad encounter with three dogs that were hurling against him – this encounter could have been concluded in a bad way – but at the end, it turned out to be an opportunity for something that, even today, Mr. Mario does not know how to explain. But were they just dogs?…
This story – we can’t deny it – can certainly have more than one interpretation. Moreover, we think that we can’t exclude the possibility that, indeed, such a story may be considered an event “out of the ordinary”. Of course, this opinion of ours is due to the sobriety of the witness and his good faith, but also to the presence, in the story, of the three dogs. In fact, it is not uncommon to find in stories referring to either the lives of Saints or miraculous phenomena the presence of dogs or similar animals. We can mention, for example, Father Pio and the “monstrous dog”, Don Bosco and the famous “Grey dog”, the Vergin Mary of Divine Love and the “pack of rabid dogs” (in these examples we have mentioned but also in other similar cases, dogs or wolves can be a positive presence that can help, or negative manifestations that can threaten).
For those who don’t know much about this topic, we will publish soon an article aimed at explaining such a phenomenon more specifically. Just have a little patience!…
Meanwhile… enjoy our video-interview!…
– Canon EOS 5D Mark II, with Canon 24-105 mm zoom
– Canon EOS 5D Mark II, with Planar Contax 50 mm lens
– Canon EOS 650D, with Canon EF-S 17-55 mm zoom
Audio recording: Tascam DR-100 MKII
Location: Italy, Rome (area of S. Giovanni)
Shot on December 14, 2013
Song: Alex / CC BY 3.0